50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Dr. Susan Turney has been a longtime leader in medical practice management. She returned home to the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System in September 2014 to serve as its first CEO since the clinic was restructured. Just last month, she oversaw the organization's tentative agreement to acquire nearby Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital. Before her appointment as the system's leader, she spent nearly three years as CEO of the Medical Group Management Association, overseeing its rebranding process and expanding efforts in data analytics. From 2004 through 2011, Turney also served as CEO and executive vice president of the Wisconsin Medical Society. But the Wisconsin native spent most of her career at Marshfield Clinic, where she practiced as an internist for 22 years, eventually serving as medical director for patient financial services.